kī 1, (-a, -‘ia),.v.i. Be full, fill (intr.) teem; Fullness, bounty, wealth.
Kua kī tā mātou pi‘a i te rēmene.
Our box is full of lemons;
‘E pi‘a ‘ānani kī tēia.
Here is a full box of oranges;
kī i te mataku (mataora, riri, tutu‘a, repo, ko‘u),
full of fear (joy, anger, fleas, dirt, mist);
kī ‘ia e te repo,
full of dirt;
Kua pāmu te tamaiti i tōna pātikara kia kī
. The boy pumped his bicycle right up;
Kua ‘āpa kī te mō‘inā vai.
The bottle of water is half-full;
Kāre i kī ake te marama.
The moon hasn’t reached full yet;
‘Ei tēia kī ‘anga marama i mua e ‘akataka ai te maito. The maito
fish will be congregating at this coming full moon;
te kī o te moana,
the bounty of the ocean;
No Iehova oki te enua, e tona ki katoa.
For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof (1 Cor. 10.26);
I ‘aere tā‘ākā ‘ua mai rātou ki konei, i ‘oki rāua ma te kī
. They came here destitute and went back wealthy. (See tākī ; (tā-)kikī ; (tā-)kī kī .)